I can't find the order first instruction but have a letter of instruction from the MGM solicitors - it says that she has public funding and does not say the costs are shared, but will be met by her public funding. The second piece of work on this case was an assessment of Mother and update on MGM I have an copy of the order and a letter of instruction this states that the matter should be equally shared by mother and MGM who are on public funding. I then attended court to give evidence and this was by instruction on behalf of mother and MGM
I provided 3 invoices in respect of MGM - the first solely account to her public funding assessment, the second was shared between Mother and MGM and covered the updating on MGM's assessment and mother's assessment and the third was again shared between mother and MGM at court.
I provided another two seperate invoices 's public funding (and have taken out a small claim against them as they to have not been able to pay due to the LAA not settling the solicitors acccount) mothers invoices represent her share of her assessment and MGM's updating assessment and attendance at court
None of the invoices have been paid, the original solicitor said that the matter relating to his case had been taken over by the new solicitors firm - I beleive they may have ceased child care work. The original solicitor had paid £100 in good faith as a start and the new solicitors have also made to small token payments. The solicitors mother who have seperate invoices costs have not paid as they too are waiting funding to settle their whole account, but as yet they have not denied responsibility instruction. My issue is are the new solicitors who took on the case in full responsible instruction and settling the account.
yes the original Solicitors said that the new solicitors would arrange bill payment as the legal aid funding certificates were with them